NATIONAL VFB (April 5, 2019) — Yesterday the House of Representatives voted to end American military involvement in Yemen, an effort spearheaded by Sen. Bernie Sanders, who sponsored the original Senate resolution. Never before in U.S. history had Congress invoked the War Powers Act, until now.
— Veterans for Bernie Sanders #vets4bernie (@vets4bernie) April 4, 2019
Amid reactions to the historic vote, one twitter-user noted that Sen. Bernie Sanders was the only candidate to vote against all three of Trump’s military budget increases.
Votes to increase Trump's military budget:
0 – Bernie Sanders
1 – Tulsi Gabbard
1 – Kirsten Gillibrand
2 – Kamala Harris
2 – Amy Klobuchar
2 – Elizabeth Warren
3 – Cory Booker
3 – Beto O'Rourke
3 – Tim Ryan
Bernie voted every time against increasing Trump's military budget.
— Rob (@philosophrob) April 4, 2019
As veterans of America’s forever wars, we were determined to find out if Sen. Sanders really was the only candidate to stand up to Trump’s budget bloat.
Turns out, he is!
Even Army Veteran Tulsi Gabbard, who twice voted against Trump’s military budget, showed support for the bone-spur-commander’s request in 2019, when he requested a record $717 billion, including billions for his signature “border wall” agenda.
See how each of the candidates voted for Trump’s three military budgets:
You can view each of the bills and individual votes at the links below:
Military troops and veterans get involved: vetsforbernie.org